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King Charles III greeted by thousands as he arrives at Buckingham Palace (live)

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Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. King Charles III has arrived in London, where he will notably meet the British Prime Minister.


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Ovationed Friday in front of Buckingham palace by thousands of people on his return to London, Charles III will be officially proclaimed King on Saturday, taking over from Elizabeth II whose death plunged the whole of the United Kingdom into mourning.



Returning from Scotland dressed in a black suit, Charles III, 73, accompanied by his wife and now Queen Consort Camilla, shook hands for a long time when he got out of the car, greeting the crowd that has been gathering since the announcement of the disappearance of the queen on Thursday to leave bouquets of flowers and words of tribute.

“All our condolences”, “God bless you”, “I wish you the best”, some people threw at him, while others sang a “God save the King”, now the country’s new anthem.

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King Charles III, who will be officially enthroned on Saturday morning, will address Britons at 6 p.m., or 7 p.m. in Belgium, in his first televised address as sovereign after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Speaker of the House of Commons announced. Commons Lindsay Hoyle.




The first decision of Charles III

A period of mourning will be observed by the British royal family from now until seven days after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace announced Friday morning. The date of the funeral of the monarch, who died Thursday at the age of 96, has not yet been decided, specifies the BBC.



In a press release, the Palace adds that this period of mourning was decided by “His Majesty the King”. The mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, the staff of the royal household and its representatives during their official missions, the press release concludes. Distinct from the national mourning to be announced by the British government, this “royal mourning”, which begins this Friday, will be observed by members of the royal family and the staff of the monarchy as well as the troops engaged in the ceremonies.

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